The CCSF Office of Workforce Development is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support and strengthen Career Education at CCSF. The RFP linked below provides the background information and procedures for applying for funds for the 2021-22 fiscal year. It combines the application process for two funding streams: Perkins V and the Strong Workforce Program (SWP).

The timeline for the RFP process is as follows:

RFPs will be processed using Survey Monkey Apply (SMApply) again this year. There are no major changes other than those related to the short-term training - a new priority for SWP. 

For Educational Technology requests such as Canvas integrated apps (like Electude and Newsela) or stand-alone tools (like Calendly), please contact Cynthia Dewar, Dean of Online Learning & Educational Technology at City College offers many tools to support teaching and learning. OLET can consult with you about which educational technology tool best supports your program needs while meeting privacy and accessibility requirements.

Technology Sign-Off Form

The Strong Workforce Program funding presents an exciting opportunity to strengthen Career Education enrollment at CCSF, address existing gaps in funding for CE programs, spur innovation in CE offerings, and put in place a solid infrastructure for CE program delivery.

SWP 3-year plan (DRAFT)


Funding News

July 6, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful requests for 2021-22 Perkins and SWP Funds. Here are the set of awards we have made to date using SWP available funds and the recommendations from the CE Allocations Subcommittee. 

2021-22 Awards by Department:




    December 5, 2019

    • Perkins/SWP RFP Now Available
    • Proposals due: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2020

    February 26, 2018

    Strong Workforce Program Externship Applications Now Open!

    Strong Workforce Program is accepting applications for summer 2018 externships. Please apply online (NOTE: please use Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer to apply online).

    All applications must be received by no later than 5:00 pm on March 16, 2018.

    February 6, 2018

    Perkins/SWP Application Deadline Extended

    The deadline to submit Perkins/SWP funding applications has been extended to 4:00 pm on Monday, February 12, 2018. Please submit your completed application to the Perkins office in Cloud 404 (Ocean Campus) by this time.

    More news and announcements can be found in our news archive.

    January 25, 2018

    Perkins/SWP RFP Workshop Content

    Please review the following workshop content for support completing your Perkins/SWP application. Further questions can be directed to John Halpin at or Alina Varona at

    December 8, 2017

    Perkins/SWP RFP Now Available

    All applications must be received at the Perkins office at Cloud 404 (Ocean Campus) by no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

    The application deadline has been extended to 4:00pm on Monday, February 12, 2018.

    October 27, 2017

    Perkins/SWP Allocation Subcommittee Meeting

    The CTE Steering Committee Perkins/SWP Allocation Subcommittee Meeting will convene on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Rosenberg 518 to discuss proposed changes to the Perkins/SWP RFP timeline and review rubric. Please RSVP to All are welcome to attend.

    October 3, 2017

    More & Better CTE at CCSF

    More & Better CTE (MBCTE) is a statewide initiative developed by CCCAOE and supported by CCCCO Doing What Matters to empower CTE professionals to strengthen their programs by accessing state and regional resources, including Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) and the LaunchBoard data center.

    MBCTE events are hosted at community colleges throughout the state, and the event at CCSF was held on October 3, 2017 from 12:00-6:00 in MUB 140.

    Take a look at the More & Better CTE event page for more information.

    September 2017

    Spring 2018 Class Section Rollover

    Applications for Spring 2018 Class Section Rollover now closed.

    January 2017

    The Office of Workforce & Economic Development announces the release of the 2017-18 Applications for Perkins & Strong Workforce Program funds. The Request for Proposals and application forms can be found on the Perkins Funding News page on our CTE website.

    SWP Task Force Update:
    The task force completed its 2016 goals and finalized the strategic plan for SWP funding. The Academic Senate approved the plan.

    The group will continue to meet in 2017 to discuss ways to optimize SWP funding.


    DECEMBER 5, 2016 3-5pm, MUB 240

    1. Welcome – Beth Cataldo
      1. Review of SWP Task Force work to date
    2. Update/Work to Date on FY 2016-2017 SWP Expenditure Plan – Theresa Rowland
      1. Update on progress to date
      2. Review of timeline and tasks for completion
    3. Discussion of Revised CCSF SWP Strategic Plan – Beth, Theresa
      1. Review final draft of SWP Strategic Plan, incorporating feedback received to date
      2. Recommendations for further changes to the revised SWP Strategic Plan
      3. Discussion of Task Force recommendations for top two priorities
    4. Discussion of CCSF SWP Allocation Process, FY 2017-2018 and beyond – Beth, John Halpin
      1. Update on progress on combined CTE program application and opportunities for input
    5. Regional SWP funding update
    6. Next Steps – Beth, Theresa

    Additional Meeting Dates for Fall 2016:

    • CTE Steering Committee Meeting: Dec. 6, 10 am-12 pm
    • CTE Coffee Chat, Dec. 13 at 1:30 pm

    NOVEMBER 21, 2016 3-5pm, MUB 240

    1. Agenda
    2. Discussion of second draft of SWP Strategic Plan
      1. Review second draft of SWP Strategic Plan
      2. Recommendations of further additions
      3. Review of proposed attachments
    3. Discussion of SWP Allocation Process
      1. For FY 2016–17:
        • Update on progress
        • Review of FY 2016–17 Local Expenditure Plan memo and application
      2. For next year and beyond
        • Solicit input for combined CTE program application
        • Discuss internal SWP allocations framework

    NOVEMBER 7, 2016 3-5pm, MUB 240

    1. Agenda
    2. Review of Institutional Goals
      1. Board Goals
      2. Initial Draft of CCSF SWP Strategic Plan
    3. Discussion of SWP Strategic Plan and Allocation Process
      1. Update from Theresa Rowland re: Progress on Local Expenditures for FY 16-17.
      2. Recommendations for SWP Strategic Plan content: CTE priorities for next three years (suggestions from faculty)
      3. Recommendations for internal SWP allocations process based on Perkins application process (discussion)

    OCTOBER 24, 2016 3-5pm

    The CCSF Office of Workforce and Economic Development and the Office of Research and Planning will offer a CTE workshop on sources for gathering program and labor market data on November 2, 1:30 – 3:00pm in the TLC in Batmale Hall 313. Contact David Agam [] in Research & Planning for more information.

    Professional Development

    Lunch and Learn Seminars Archive

    Thurs, 10/27/16, Noon

    CTE Communication Strategy: The Rebranding of CTE in California Community Colleges with a Spotlight on EPI Tools

    Watch Recording

    Thurs, 11/03/16, Noon

    Enhancing Employability Skills: The New World of Work, 21st Century Skills (Curriculum)

    Watch Recording

    Thurs, 11/10/16, Noon

    Transition Strategy: Strengthening the College & Career Ready Pipeline with “Get Focused...Stay Focused!”

    Watch Recording

    Thurs, 11/17/16, Noon

    Enhancing Career Pathway Knowledge: Bolstering the Mission of the CCC with Career Pathways


    Thurs, 12/01/16, Noon

    Growing Our Knowledge of Work-Based Learning: Investigating the Work Based Courses Online Toolkit


    Thurs, 12/08/16, Noon

    Enhancing Our Perspective of Exit Points: The Relevance of Third Party Credentials in Student and Workforce Progression


    Thurs, 12/15/16, Noon

    Student Success Strategies: The Convergence of the Strong Workforce Implementation with SSSP & Student Equity


    April 17, 2019

    The Strong Workforce Program is excited to announce the 2019 SWP Summer Externs! We received a record number of applications this year and are pleased to award externships to the following individuals:

    Augustus Barone
    Automotive, Motorcycle, Construction & Building Maintenance

    Hollie Fortkamp
    Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies

    Annette Juilly

    Michele McKenzie
    Library & Learning Resources

    Teri Ferrell
    Broadcast Electronic Media Arts

    Tim Jonas
    Visual Media Design

    Carina Lin
    New Student Counseling